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Businesses groan when streets disappear

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Government spends your money, Property problems Updated: August 30, 2010 - 9:53 AM

 

Don Belawski of Alex Used Cars (photo by David Joles)

Don Belawski of Alex Used Cars (photo by David Joles)

 

My Sunday column explored an eternal question, at least in public policy circles: what should the government do to ease the pain for merchants who lose business as the result of infrastructure projects? We all know the cost of ignoring our infrastructure, but governments face a real dilemma when businesses that depend on a street suddenly lose that street, if only for a few months. Here's more information on the city's Chicago Avenue reconstruation, as well as the Minnesota Department of Transportation's bridge project.

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